Another highlight from my weekend in LA was meeting the lovely actress, Juliette Fairley, who is starring in the upcoming short film, "Mulatto Saga". And could you believe this film, that is soon to air on syndicated television, came about because of a series of short films she wrote herself?! How honorable I thought it was, that she wrote and produced her way to the silver screen by sharing the personal outlook of her life as a bi-racial woman.
I was honestly inspired because Juliette has put in years and years of hard work and there I stood before her as this major move is just about to take place in her career.
Directed by Spike Lee's protege Michael Pinckney, the short film, "Mulatto Saga" makes its television debut on August 4th, 2012.
"Mulatto Saga" highlights the controversial issue of interracial relationships. Written and produced by Juliette Fairley, the 7 minute film was directed by Spike Lee's assistant director Michael "Boogie" Pinckney who has worked with Lee on Inside Man, 25th Hour, Bamboozled and many other 40 Acres and a Mule feature films over the years.
Starring Fairley, the long awaited short film educates viewers about the ups and downs of interracial relationships and the sometimes tumultuous life experiences of adult bi-racial people as it relates to their childhood.
and the CW
networks will air "Mulatto Saga" on rotation as part of an African American Short Films
showcase syndicated by Badami Productions
from August 4th through September 29th nationally. Sponsors include Halle Berry and Kimora Lee Simmmons' perfume company, "Coty". For a schedule of air dates, please visit www.badamitv.com/nowplaying.php
Juliette shares her personal struggle with us and explains why this film is kept near and dear to her heart. “Growing up with a white mother and a black father had its challenges. I share them with the world so that i can help other bi-racial people know that they are not alone in these difficulties,” said Fairley. "If my family story and my experiences in life as a bi-racial on screen can help one family or one child feel normal and comfortable than I have accomplished my goal. So many of us feel like aliens from out of space and stuck in the middle in America's often racially divided society."
Continuously working on new film endeavors that she stars in, Juliette recently wrote and completed a second short film called "Juliette Fairley’s Mulatto’s Dilemma" which will be screened after the "Mulatto Saga" film premiere at the Mayme Clayton Museum and Library in Los Angeles on August 1st, 2012. She is currently casting her third short film, "Juliette Fairley's Diary of a Mulatto Bride", which is also based on a scene from the larger stage play, "Mulatto Saga."
Juliette Fairley with Director, Michael Pinckney and Tony Rock
Would you be interested in watching?